Onigiri is literally translated as "Demon Cutter", and knowing this little bit of information tells you a lot about what you need to know about the game. Set in a fantasy take on feudal Japan, the land is overrun with creatures of myth and legend.
May 26, 2017
The multiplayer scene in gaming is booming at the moment, with the likes of Call of Duty, Overwatch and Rocket League all dominating the lives of many gamers. Ready at Dawn, the developers of Deformers, have targeted the arena brawler corner of the multiplayer market, hoping to bring a frantically fast paced and enjoyable experience to the masses. Will Deformers possess the winning formula to succeed, or instead live up to its name and be all out of shape?
May 26, 2017
Portal Knights Review
Do you want to come over to my house for a cup of tea? I’ve just had some work done, did it all myself. I have a lovely copper stone finish on the wall, a real homemade fireplace, a workstation, a magic altar, a furnace, a couple of troll heads hanging of the wall and a nice water feature in the garden.
I’ve clearly been spending too long in the world of Portal Knights.
May 24, 2017
NBA Playgrounds Review
Now it’s time for developers Saber Interactive to have a bash at delivering an arcade style basketball game for the modern era of gamers with NBA Playgrounds. Having acquired official licenses, offering a whole load of players to unlock and promising both local and online modes, one would expect NBA Playgrounds to be a success, as long as the fun factor is present too.
May 23, 2017
Spellspire from 10tons promises to mix word creation with RPG style mechanics. Now, those two things separately aren’t going to appeal to all, so making a game that mashes them together is surely putting things on a back-foot before we even start. But if truth be told, I love a bit of scrabble, 10tons are one of my favourite indie developers and I don’t mind fiddling with my gear in order to make myself stronger. I should therefore like Spellspire.
And you know what? I do. I like it a lot.
May 22, 2017
One of the fears I have is death by drowning. My other fear is that of being mauled by a sheep. Luckily there is no chance of the two things happening at the same time. In Narcosis there are no angry sheep to be had, but the possibility of an early watery grave is always on the horizon.
May 21, 2017
Black & White Bushido Review
Chivalry may not mean much to some people, but to many folk, especially in the medieval ages, the Chivalric Code was a great code of conduct around Europe, and the way of living one’s life. Nowadays things like this have long disappeared into the most distant throws of history, but in some parts of the world, similar lifestyles continue. One such way that’s relatively unknown in western culture is the way of Bushido - the Japanese term for the samurai way of life. Something which bears similarities, albeit minor ones, to the Chivalric Code.
When I first set eyes on Black & White Bushido this was the first thing that came to mind. Probably because other than the Dynasty Warriors and [...]
May 21, 2017
Enter The Gungeon Review
Welcome to the Gungeon - and prepare to enter a world of bullets and guns so ravaging they'll make your head explode. That, or the bullet from that Sniper really did a number on you.
Enter The Gungeon is a Rogue-like game, similar to that of Binding of Isaac and requires the player to shoot n' loot their way through each floor, killing sentient bullets that wish to do the player harm.
May 21, 2017
Seasons After Fall Review
From the moment you first switch them on, certain games instantly make you feel warm and safe. They whisper comforting words - “Don’t worry, just sit back and enjoy”. Everything about the tone, soundtrack, visuals and story speak to the very bottom of your soul and makes everything in the world seem good again. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Seasons After Fall.
May 19, 2017
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review
I've been looking forward to playing Skylar and Plux: Adventure on Clover Island ever since I first set eyes on the teaser trailer. Judge me if you will, but there are times when you have to put the big budget shooters, racers and open worlders to one side, replacing them with a classic 3D platformer.
When that platformer comes with a couple of delightful characters, a good few areas to explore and plenty of collectibles to pick up, I think the change in pace it brings is warranted.
But for all my hopes and dreams, and with its best intentions quite obvious, Skylar and Plux falls short of ever delivering a worthwhile experience.
Having been Xbox gamers since 2002 when the original big black box hit the UK, taking in all the 360 years and now being overly excited for the One, we could never find a place that would only cover the interesting, exciting stuff from the world of Xbox. Hence, TheXboxHub was born.
Covering only the best in the latest news and reviews for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, we aim to be a one stop hub for all your Xbox needs, without all the useless guff that you really don’t want to know about.
This Site is part of the official Xbox Community Network, meaning the games we get to review come from the very highest source...Xbox themselves!